Nevada Boat (Vessel) Bill of Sale Form


The Nevada boat bill of sale form is a covenant in physical written format summarizing the transaction occurring with the sale of a boat from buyer to seller. The official form creates a contractual bond stipulating the terms to the agreement and particulars involved in the exchange. The document solidifies the contract and includes data on both buyer and seller, the boat, purchase price, and endorsements upon conclusion of the sale.

How to Register a Boat

To legally occupy Nevada waterways with a motor-propelled vessel you will be bound by state law to have proper in-state registration. Although this requirement is mandatory, there are several confirmed exceptions to the regulation if the boat is:

  • Commissioned solely for the purpose of a lifeboat.
  • To be employed for an amount of time of less than 90 consecutive days and is legally registered in an alternate state or country.
  • It is held in possession by a government entity, whether it be state or federal.

The responsibility to procure legitimate registration for a watercraft can be carried out at your closest Nevada Department of Wildlife location with the following gathered materials:

  • Evidence of secured ownership by the registrant with either a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO), an executed bill of sale, or a certificate of title, signed over by the previous owner.
    • Keep in mind, if there is no available MCO or viewable hull identification number, an inspection must be conducted at a Nevada Department of Wildlife facility to complete registration.
  • Prior title and/or registration (if the vessel is purchased out-of-state).
  • Evidence to support proof of sales tax payment paid to your local Nevada Department of Taxation office (not necessary for a private party sale.)
  • A valid social security number.
  • Active photo identification.
  • Compensation for all associated taxes and fees.

 How to Complete the Form

Step 1 – Simply download the Adobe PDF containing the digital bill of sale.

Step 2 –  Stipulate the purchase price of the boat.

Step 3 – Buyer/Seller Information – Complete the prompted information pertinent to both buyer and seller as follows:

  • Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code

Step 4 – Description of Vessel – Fill in the component facts relevant to the watercraft in question:

  • Make
  • Year
  • Hull ID Number
  • Registration Number
  • Title Number
  • Motor Model
  • Year (of Motor)
  • Odometer Reading (in hours)

Step 5 – Description of Trailer – Should the boat be sold with a custom trailer associated with it, make sure to denote the specifics requested:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Serial Number

Step 6 – In the case that the boat is still under a loan write in all the information on the claims in the provided space.

Step 7 – The buyer and seller will then sign and date the document to indicate an accord.

Step 8 – Should you wish to endorse the paperwork in the presence of a notary, witness or witnesses, make sure to commission one or more to conclude with all endorsements before the connected individuals to verify for future use.